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Hurray for twofers. The first page could’ve probably stood alone just fine, but I wanted that last part in there. The script I pre-wrote seemed to think I could contain this whole thing in one page (silly me). But stubbornness wins in the end as I force it all into one update… regardless of how time constrained I’ve been lately.

There’s a LOT to comment on in these two pages (up to and including that we learn quite a bit about Chase), but let’s focus on the most important thing… the possible previous meeting of Rain and Chase.

I’m sure we’ve all been in both situations, actually. One: you know you met someone before but can’t quite place where. Two: they recognize you, but you don’t know them. Both can be crappy situations. The latter can be especially crappy hoever if you’ve only recently begun presenting yourself publicly with a different identity.

Today I thought I’d wrap my blurb a little differently by summing up the chapter so far. I think if anyone’s confused, this might help clarify the end of the second page: Kylie knows something’s up. Chase might know something’s up. Rudy’s a danger to her passability. Emily fudging hates her for completely unrelated reasons. And Maria’s nowhere to be found (and Gavin’s mingling, I guess). All this in a crowded party that she will require a ride from Kylie’s closed-minded sister to get away from (with, no doubt, a questioning Kylie in the car with her). In other words, Rain’s life sucks right now.

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Kacpers Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Rain holding paper towels. CUTEST! THING! EVER!
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Scorpomix97 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHAHAHAHA-sorry, but that reaction...
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
O.o Atleast she has monstrous strength. Ripping apart the entire roll?

But naaaah. Rain's life doesn't suuuuuck. She's just in a sucky situation!
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DaoTianzi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
(Insert "Herculean strength" Comment Here)
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
*doesn't get the reference*
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Hawkflight-FAX Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
"She who must be obeyed."

Is that a Rumpole of the Bailey reference?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Writer
I have actually never heard of that, so not really. I mean, I've heard the line many times from many sources, so it's not exactly an original line; more like a classic. Perhaps it originates from this reference you mention, but otherwise, I really don't know where the line originated from.
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Hawkflight-FAX Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Ah, after some research, it turns out the phrase was originally coined in She - A History of Adventure, by Henry Rider Haggard.

Learning about historical memes is fun. ^_____^
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Writer
That's actually pretty cool. Thank you for sharing your findings. ^_^
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The way you described it made me question my own scripts a bit. But I guess seeing it written out and than drawn out ae two completely different things. Its definitely something a n00b will need to get over if s/he would want to be a comic artist in that sometimes its good to just go with the unknown impulse to just fllow with what you see despite how you originally written it.

it also makes me think of the idea of encounters and sometimes they don't have to be alll big and dramatic, but can be brief and innocent but still leaves an impression without reason. Kind of weird to know which side Chase is placed on this weird little chart of meetings. And seeing all the stuff that built up to this point that you have listed before this is officially a "my life super sucks" moment.

Onto the actual comic, I believe you made a good decision to continue this way, knowing how overly dramatic a rip of an entire paper towel roll is you need a slow build up where it is just a simple "hey Rain, hey Chase, hope your having fun, i hope so too" and than shooting in the back with a "I think I know you". Again, by itself it doesn't mean anything. But after what we saw before it means everything. Recipe for paranoia.

(Hope I'm not repeating any unnecessary views on these comments)
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Brixmon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
OWELL FUK...
:C
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
*looks at minimized version after watching two hours of "Death Note"* Hey, where did Rain get that Death Note from?

Seriously, though, I very much like these twofers! One thing I noticed is that, when two pages are paired together, they tend to flow better than when two consecutive pages are released separately. That's not to say that the comic usually flows badly (it doesn't! I like the flow), but just to say that the twofers usually feel more like an extended single page.

Anyway, this page offers some direct Chase-Rain interaction (you should feel lucky, Chase! getting a private audience with the main character, and for two pages, no less!). Apparently, Chase (or Chase's parents) is swimming in the money, to have a house this big. We also see him more in the "begrudging boyfriend" role, as he seems to treat Emily as an annoyance. Having said that, I think he does like her, just in a... weird sort of way. Else, I don't see why he'd be with her. And of course, he maintains the image of being a pretty cool guy.

His comment about knowing Rain from somewhere sets up a few possible directions. Perhaps Chase appeared somewhere in Rain's (Ryan's) past, but both have changed so that neither one really recognizes the other; in this case, he may end up taking on a larger role than just "Emily's boyfriend". The alternate possibility is that Chase is just mistaken about recognizing Rain, in which case, he's probably a one-chapter character. Either way, it's thrown Rain even further off-kilter. And apparently, when Rain gets nervous, she also gets SUPER STRENGTH! Have you been holding out on her super powers until now, Lynn? But seriously, it just goes to show HOW Rain is uncomfortable right now. I get the terrible feeling she's headed for disaster, or maybe breakdown. Hopefully her friends will be able to help, but then again... they might just make it worse.

Artisticly, I love Rain's expression in the last panel. It shows just how badly she's freaking out right now, and it's cute (in a creepy, unsettling sort of way). And as far as rolls of paper towels go, the one you've drawn is pretty good (very... papery. and rollish). And the RIP animation in the last page still does kind of look like a death note to me, possible because of the style of font and that it's imposed over Rain's black outfit. (Hm... crossing "Rain" with "Death Note"... I'll have to remember this one)

As usual, a great pair of pages that add more drama into the story, while also bringing out more characterization. Wonderful, as usual!
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Holy crap she has future strength!
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I would think that the best response from a transsexual to anybody asking "Do I know you from somewhere?" would be "I don't think so, but you may have met my twin brother."

In thinking about it, I don't even know if that entirely counts as a lie. How does a transgendered person view their former, biologically- and socially-imposed identity post-transition?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Writer
I always wanted to use that line to see if anyone would actually buy it. Never really had a good opportunity for it though. That, and I'd be worried they wouldn't buy it...

As for your question, that really varies from person to person. I've heard some will deny their entire life before transition, pretending they've forgotten it all (or actually having mentally blocked it!). Yet I know others (especially older transfolk, incidentally) who think of it just as another stage of life, with good and bad times all the same.

Although I'm nowhere near being anything I can call "post-transition", I think for my part, I'd probably lean toward the latter. I self-identify now as a transwoman, and even after I complete transition, I will STILL probably identify as transwoman. I can't speak for everyone, but that's my stance anyway.
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really interesting. I must admit that the transgender experience is something I'm curious about (largely because I have no personal frame of reference for it), so just let me know if I ever get too irritating with questions about it.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Not at all. I think your questions are all very reasonable, and I'm all too happy to share any knowledge and awareness on the subject that I can.
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SatouAsahira Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Someone in an MMO said that they knew me and was being all friendly when I joined their guild and I felt bad because I couldn't remember where I met them before. After pondering for about 3 days, I finally asked her where we met before. She said that she was just messing with me and was fairly certain she had never seen me. lol
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kamploopstrout Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww... You mean I have to wait until the next update? :( I LOVE THIS, THO! >.<
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ScrewBall412 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure what's more amusing: The look on her face, or the fact that she just ripped a roll of toilet paper clean in half... lengthwise. :laughing:
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is probably just one of those situations where someone just thinks they recognize you but they are really thinking of someone else. Rain being Rain is going to freak out anyways...

I hope Maria gets done with her..."business"...soon so she can help Rain...though considering what that "business" is they might all get tossed from the party anyways. So problems solved, Rain!
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DCHorror Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Did...did she just rip a whole paper roll in half?
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Writer
Wild theory: Chase is Aiken's "girlfriend".

I wonder if it is possible to split paper towels in half like that.
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
What if Chase had actually had a secret relationship with Rain's sister, and he's confused because of the family resemblance since she has her bangs away from her eyes now. O_O
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MicronConvoy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Great pages. I love rain's face at the end. You need to make that a thing.
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Holy shit! Paper towels shouldn't rip that way! (totally more important than Chase possibly knowing Rain)
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SennaKoshiba Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lulz X3

Lemme guess; *Rips* Oh dear god, he KNOWS! @_@;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Writer
So wait did Rain just rip the towels in half? That must have really pissed her off to do that.
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
either she used her emotions to summon super strength, or those are the worst paper towels I have ever scene (reminds me of that toilet paper commercial were it turned into powder when she threw it at him :XD: )
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Writer
Yeah its one of those two things, i think that she summoned super strength thou.
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Ya I guess that one is more likely. :)
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Writer
Ya.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Writer
This is full of things first it Chase's house which explains a lot and brings up more questions.And does Chase know Rain from some where which makes Rain really happy obviously, or maybe she remembers him i am looking forward to finding out where Chase met her. And about the party where their are multiple problems that complicate her life you should always have multiple plans that one of the good and bad things that i do. I think that it will be an interesting conclusion, i still think Rain might be outed and Rudy doesn't help her with that.
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Paper towels: the real victims here.

Joking aside, this is turning out to not be Rain's night so far. I say "so far" because, Pollyanna that I am, I think it will get better. Even if Ky(lie) finds out about Rain's secret, I have no doubt that (s)he will react well to it - if not immediately, then soon after. As for Chase, maybe he's never actually met Rain at all.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
wow, i wonder if Chase really does know her some how? should get interesting
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KirukaChan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is why it's always best to have a Plan B, and possibly even a Plan C, as far as an escape route is concerned. Keep $20 on hand so a cab is an option. Cabbies HAVE to be nice, cuz they want a tip.
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adragonknight Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
are all girlfriends like that? its seem very common in medias and in reality.

maybe boyfriends are the safe bet o_o

(and now to avoid some haters, im just focusing on school atm and coulden't care about BF's or GF's)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Not all girlfriends are like that, no. I've never had a girlfriend like that (and have never BEEN one like that either).

In this case, it's just Emily. But she's like that to everyone.
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Animasword Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait that's a sound effect? I thought they just R.I.P written on them for some strange reason :lol:
Anyway, the plot thickens...and it's not looking too good for Rain.
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Flutterella Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Now how do you rip a roll of paper towels apart like that?
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Xallamax Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
In this case, overwhelming, super power inducing anxiety! ;3
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
the panel very funny awesome job again X3
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Yin88 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Those poor paper towels!! :<
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
That's a lot on her plate ^^;
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Writer
That's amusing. Sad, but amusing. I have to admit though, I like Chase. He's cool.
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SilenceIzumi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Poor Rain </3
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Now how is she supposed to clean up Randy with those? They're ruined. : /

... maybe Chase has a spare roll under the sink or something...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Or in his pocket or something. I know I drew this, but I have no idea where Chase got that roll of paper towels from. ^_^
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Isn't it obvious? That's not a costume he's wearing. Chase IS the devil!
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I believe Chase was originally Ryan's secret Latin lover Guillermo but a fire sent him to the hospital with horrible burns and he got plastic surgeory that turned him into a tall skinny white boy. Dismayed at the loss of his beautiful muscularity, sexy tan skin, and beautiful blonder hair he fled and changed his name to Chase. Oh Rain how can you be so foolish! HOW CAN YOU NOT RECOGNIZE THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE GUILLERMO!!!!
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